Sesame is a direct-pay healthcare marketplace where patients pay doctors directly for affordable, quality care.
Sesame is building a transformative health care platform that makes it easier and more affordable for all Americans to access high-quality health care.
Sesame was founded in 2018 by David Goldhill, Michael Botta, and John Fontein. The company is headquartered in New York, with an office in Berlin, Germany.
Sesame is a two-sided marketplace populated by physicians and patients only. Consumers are able to research and shop for a physician, and book an appointment- on its site. Sesame is able to lower the price of healthcare by cutting out the bureaucracy and rules associated with health insurance and giving consumers a way to access physicians.
Sesame claims to offer “complete, longitudinal health care,” including primary care, acute consults and chronic care management, 40-some specialties, dentistry, labs and imaging.
Sesame has over 2,500 healthcare providers, covering all 50 states. Its services have been live since mid-2020 and has since served “in excess of” 150,000 patients.
Sesame is backed by General Catalyst, GV, Virgin Group, Atreides Management, Entree Capital, TeleSoft Partners, FMZ Ventures, Industry Ventures, Coefficient Capital, Giant Ventures, and others. The company raised $27M in Series B round on Jun 14, 2022. This brings Sesame's total funding to $74.6M to date.